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The Resource The Search for Anne Perry : the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer, Joanne Drayton

The Search for Anne Perry : the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer, Joanne Drayton

Label
The Search for Anne Perry : the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer
Title
The Search for Anne Perry
Title remainder
the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer
Statement of responsibility
Joanne Drayton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Biographer Joanne Drayton explores the life and work of crime writer Anne Perry, who started life as Juliet Hulme, the New Zealand teenager jointly convicted of murdering her friend's mother
  • "In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship. The movie launched Jackson's international career. It also forever changed the life of Anne Perry, an award-winning, bestselling crime writer, who at the time of the movie's release was publicly outed at Juliet Hulme, one of the murderers. A new light was now cast, not only on Anne's life but also on her novels, which feature gruesome and violent deaths and confront dark issues, including infanticide and incest. Acclaimed literary biographer Joanne Drayton was given unparalleled access to Anne Perry, her friends, relatives, colleagues, and archives to complete this book. She intersperses the story of her life with an examination of her writing, drawing parallels between Perry's own experiences and her characters and storylines. Anne Perry's books deal with miscarriages of justice, family secrets exposed, punishment, redemption, and forgiveness, themes made all the more poignant in light of her past. She has sold 25 million books worldwide and published in 15 different languages, yet she will now forever be known as a murderer who became a writer of murder stories. The Search for Anne Perry is a gripping account of a life, and provides understanding of the girl Anne was, the adult she became, her compulsion to write, and her view of the world. "--
Summary
Biographer Joanne Drayton explores the life and work of crime writer Anne Perry, who started life as Juliet Hulme, the New Zealand teenager jointly convicted of murdering her friend's mother.
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160459
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drayton, Joanne
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Perry, Anne
  • Women authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The Search for Anne Perry : the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer, Joanne Drayton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in English by HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand Limited in 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First US Edition
Extent
352 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628723243
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014011183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)858365514
Label
The Search for Anne Perry : the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer, Joanne Drayton
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in English by HarperCollins Publishers New Zealand Limited in 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First US Edition
Extent
352 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628723243
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2014011183
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)858365514

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